After a bit of a dodgy week health wise, I had a molar tooth implant screw inserted into my upper jaw which caused a 'serious' sinus infection, then the antibiotics or the analgesics for that caused some sort of bad reaction), today I thought I would relax and have a little dolly play. I've been deciding who would come to the UK with me in a few weeks time, amongst my BJDs that is, because my Sashas are already decided on....I think!!!
My two Fairyland Little Fee Ante's are coming with me and so they wanted to get themselves ready early so that there isn't a rush at the last minute...well not for them anyway! Fiona, my normal skinned girl, wanted to wear her new hoodie which I got from Iplehouse and she teamed it with grey spotted leggings and red canvas Mary Janes. She looks nice and cosy for colder UK weather, but I think she might be hot here until we actually leave!
My tanned Ante has been struggling with finding the right wig but today she tried a few out and I've finally decided which one she will wear. However, I don't have a full length photo of her wearing the correct wig, so here she is showing you the outfit she has chosen to wear. It is a multi piece outfit by the Asian seamstress SugarBabyLove, I love this style and one day will get around to making outfits for my own girls in a similar style.
My two Antes have very different style...
After tanned Ante's outfit was chosen it was back to the wig. I've tried all the wigs I have down here at the coast but none of them hit the spot for me. However, I had a new Monique Gold Tessie that I'd intended for her but it just didn't look right. I decided that instead of just leaving it in the packet I'd have a go at seeing if I could 'do' anything with it.
Here is the default wig.
Now I do like my dolls to look like 'real' little kids, and real little kids play and get their hair messed up but this wig had a life of it's own. The long pieces at the sides were just too long for my taste and the two plaits were hidden behind, out of the way. So I decided to untie the plaits and redo them, including the long strands from the front. Once I'd done that, I thought I'd cut a shorter fringe into the front, a little bit long, like a style 'between cuts' maybe? So I took the pointed sharp scissors to it and just carefully snipped along the eye line, being careful not to cut off her eyelashes!!
And here is the end result. She still has some shorter, chin length loose pieces but they frame her face rather than hide it:
So what do you think? I'm really pleased with this look, I think it's child-like and natural. The Monique Gold wigs are great, they are just enough thickness of hair to make them look realistic, and they are silky soft, but sometimes they just need a bit of a tweak!
Now all this poor 'child' needs is a name!!! I was thinking Mari-Sol? Mari (pronounced 'marry') for short? Because she could so easily be a little Spanish girl, couldn't she?
Thanks for looking, I hope everyone has a lovely week ahead :)